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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


The Business Administration at SCQF Level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work.

Start Date:  Flexible
Days of Week: Flexible
Time: N/A
Duration: 39 Weeks  
Cost: £575

These qualifications have been designed in partnership with industry and SQA to ensure relevance to the sector.

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

You can read more about the enrolment process here




  • What will I study?

    To attain the qualification candidates must complete eight units in total- this comprises of three mandatory units and five optional units.

    As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

    You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Why should I choose this course?

SVQs in Business and Administration are designed to equip those working in business and administration with the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competence in their job role.

Level 5 involves a range of activities with some degree of complexity and limited autonomy.

Mandatory units cover:

  • Undertaking allocated work, and
  • Communicating and managing one’s own performance in a business

There are a wide range of optional units including:

  • Document production
  • Supporting events
  • Meetings and diaries
  • Customer service
  • IT and various specialist administrative functions

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must be in a work place where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience in this sector is required.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where can this course take me?

    SVQs in Business Administration could provide progression to higher-level SVQs as your job role develops and changes.

    The level 5 award could provide progression to:

    • HNC/HND in Business, Administration or a related area
    • PDA in Business or Administration
    • SVQ in Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6

Interview Arrangements & Application

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538

This course can also be delivered under the Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship framework.

To find out more about a Modern Apprentice opportunity, please contact or by calling 01506 427538.

Fees, Finance and Funding



To discuss payment options for your course please call 01506 427558 or email

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